Creating a Community: Jewish–Israeli–Community Culture
Jewish culture is, in its very essence, communal. The holidays, various social commandments (mitzvot), life ceremonies etc. are all based on the assumption that the community plays an important role in creating identity and meaning, as well as in its members’ daily lives.
The alienation that characterizes the post-modernist era leads many to look to community life for meaning and a sense of belonging. Every community gains its strength from the close ties between its members and via a common core of values, symbols, and ceremonies. Such a nucleus provides community members with a sense of joint meaning and reinforce the ties between them.
This area of activity aims to create and develop diverse models of Jewish-Israeli community culture, thereby enabling Jewish-Israeli culture to become a meaningful part of the lives of Israelis coming from a range of sectors and communities.
Collaboration between the Sapir Center and the Nitzanim Association to create a training model for community activists who want to be involved in the field of Jewish-Israeli culture.
An Artists’ Incubator in southern Tel Aviv that deals with the connection between art and Jewish culture, and which is the result of collaboration between the Sapir Center and Neve Schechter
This entrepreneurial incubator is the result of collaboration between the Sapir Center and the ‘ZIKA’ Program that promotes the cultivation and development of Jewish Israeli community culture in Gan Yavne.
Collaboration with ‘The Public Sphere’ in Jerusalem in an accelerator of social-Jewish-Israeli entrepreneurship.
A collaboration between the Sapir Center and ‘Ayanot’ – Israeli Judaism in the Golan, in an accelerator of social-Jewish-Israeli entrepreneurship.
A joint local leadership initiative of the Sapir Center and ‘The Israeli Shmita Initiative’, that advances projects promoting social resilience in the community, in the spirit of the Shmita year.
Collaboration with Gesherto encourage various leaders of public opinion to create programs and projects that promote affiliations between different sectors in Israeli society.
Collaboration with the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis of the Hartman Institute and Hamidrasha at Oranim, which aims to raise awareness of Jewish and Israeli responsibility for construction workers
Collaboration with ‘HaMidrasha at Oranim’ to develop a model aimed at creating local community cultural and spiritual life.
Collaboration with the ‘Srigim’ Program to build a community mentoring program for moshavim that is aimed at strengthening community resilience via Jewish-Israeli culture.